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Michael Zimmer

Associate Professor
Marquette University
Computer Science

Michael Zimmer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Marquette University. He is co-director of the Social and Ethical Computing Lab, and also co-directs the interdisciplinary Data Science major. With a multidisciplinary background in communication & Internet studies, science & technology studies, and information policy & ethics, Zimmer studies the social and ethical dimensions of our contemporary digital ecosystem, with particular interest in digital privacy, data ethics, internet research ethics, and how users understand personal information flows within and across digital platforms. His research agenda has included investigations into web search engines, social media platforms, wearable fitness trackers, intelligent personal assistants, library technologies, autonomous vehicles, and other emerging technologies.